Thermister refers to a temperature-sensitive resistor used in thermal biofeedback.

Thermistors are not typically used in psychology research or practice, but rather in electronics and engineering. However, in some cases, thermistors may be used in studies that involve measuring physiological responses, such as changes in body temperature, which may be relevant to certain psychological phenomena or disorders.

A thermistor is a type of temperature sensor that works by changing its electrical resistance in response to changes in temperature. They are commonly used in various applications where temperature monitoring is important, such as in thermostats, refrigerators, and other electronic devices.

Here are some examples of how a thermistor might be used in a psychological research context:

  1. A researcher might use a thermistor to measure changes in skin temperature in response to a stressor or emotional stimuli, in order to assess the physiological response to the psychological stimulus.

  2. A therapist working with a client who experiences panic attacks might use a thermistor to measure the client's body temperature during the panic attack, in order to better understand the physiological changes that occur during the attack.

  3. A researcher studying sleep disorders might use a thermistor to measure changes in body temperature during different stages of sleep, in order to understand how temperature fluctuations may affect sleep quality.

While thermistors are not typically used in psychology research, they can be a useful tool in certain contexts where temperature monitoring is relevant to understanding physiological responses to psychological stimuli or conditions.


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